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worked for the smallpox eradi-cation programme in western Africa in 1962-1963 as a member of the staff of the W H O Regional Office for Africa. In 1964 he was transferred t o W H O Headquarters in Geneva, and in 1966 he joined the Smallpox Eradication unit, of which he was Chief from 1977 until 1984. He is now Director of the Kumamoto National Hospital in(More)
(SARS-CoV) (1). The first case of SARS, diagnosed as communicable atypical pneumonia, occurred in Guangdong Province, China, in November 2002. Thousands of patients with SARS have been reported in over 30 countries and districts since February 2003. SARS is clinically characterized by fever, dry cough, myalgia, dysp-nea, lymphopenia, and abnormal chest(More)
A case of monkeypox infection in a six-month-old baby girl who had been bitten by a wild chimpanzee in Kivu, Zaire, was investigated. The child had not been exposed to any monkeypox-like disease and no cases of such disease had occurred in the surrounding area during previous months. The time of onset of rash was consistent with the virus having been(More)
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